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09 December 2022, 15:14

Lukashenko names condition for establishing peace in Ukraine

BISHKEK, 9 December (BelTA) - Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko named the condition for establishing peace in Ukraine as he talked to the media on the sidelines of the EAEU summit in Bishkek, BelTA has learned.

The head of state is sure that if the Ukrainian president demands that Russia withdraw its troops from the territories of Kherson, Zaporozhye, Lugansk and Donetsk, this means negotiations will not happen. "This is a precondition that is unacceptable for Russia. At this stage, in my opinion, Russia will not accept these conditions at all: leave Zaporozhye, Kherson and so on. It is impossible to put forward such demands to the Russian Federation. For many reasons," the Belarusian leader stressed.

"If you want peace, you need to sit down at the negotiating table and discuss all issues in silence: who should leave what - either Russia or Ukraine. If there are no such steps then it means they do not want these negotiations and conversations," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

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